Make these DIY Candles for Holiday Gifts or Your Apartment!

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December 5th is National Candle Day! Candles are the perfect way to fill your home with a warm glow and a delicious scent. Just in time for the holidays, you can fill your home with the smells of cinnamon, pine, and more. Of course, you can go to the store and buy a candle just about anywhere, but what’s the fun in that? This year, try making a candle! These DIY candles make great gifts and new home decor for your apartment.

Coffee Bean Crackling Wood Wick Candles

There’s something about the sound of a crackling fire that brings a feeling of comfort and homeyness. These coffee bean crackling wood wick candles incorporate the familiar sound of a crackling fireplace mixed with the awakening scent of coffee. Transform your home into a coffee shop with a fireplace, and cozy up on the couch with these candles by Life-n-Reflection!

Forest Pine Candle in a Jar

Let the scent of Christmas trees flood your home this holiday season! With this forest pine candle in a jar by Setting for Four, you’re sure to get in the spirit. Additionally, the gold-painted lid gives this candle a festive touch. Give it as a gift, or use it in your home to ring in the holidays!

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Image from Setting for Four

Mason Jar Candles with Lavender

Kick back and relax as you breathe in the calming scent of lavender. Not only do these candles by Sustain My Craft Habit smell amazing, but they are also beautifully crafted. Made with real lavender blooms and decorated with twine, these candles make the perfect addition to any room.

Layered Scent Holiday Candles

With so many delicious candle scents to choose from, how can you decide? With these layered scent holiday candles by hellonest, you don’t have to settle for one scent. As soon as you get used to one scent, it’s onto the next! From ginger and sweet orange to cedarwood and balsam fir, these candles will keep you guessing.

layered scent holiday candles
Image from hellonest

Whether you need a creative gift idea or simply want to fill your home with the fresh scent of coffee, pine, or lavender, try these DIY candles! They’re the key to making your home comfy, cozy, and of course, fragrant!


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